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Farcical scenes as councillors row over seating arrangements at €450,000 chamber

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It was not a day when our local politicians covered themselves in glory. A debate on where some elected members of the Galway County Council would sit in the newly refurbished council chamber was succinctly summed up by Republican Sinn Féin representative, Tomas O Curraoin, who labelled the whole matter a joke, and likened the behaviour of some councillors to small children. "If kids were in junior infants, they would be arguing about where they were sitting," he said

Hopes that problems at Kilconnell landfill will be resolved permanently

A controversial landfill site located between Loughrea and Ballinasloe is to be re-opened by the Galway County Council - but only so it can be closed permanently in future.

New Inn prepares for weekend of mummers

Lovers of traditional entertainment will be pleased to learn that plans are being finalised for the hosting of the annual New Inn Mummers Festival which will take place on Saturday January 3 and Sunday January 4, 2015, in the local leisure centre in New Inn, Ballinasloe.

New Inn gets ready for 2015 Mummers Festival

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THE 2015 New Inn Mummers Festival, the 37th annual staging of this celebration of Irish culture, music, song, dance, and storytelling, takes place in the New Inn Leisure Centre on Saturday January 3 and Sunday 4.

Controversy continues over proposed cost of new county council chamber

The substantial cost of renovating Galway County Council’s public chamber was raised again at this week’s local authority meeting. It is estimated the work which is currently under way at County Buildings will cost in the region of €450,000. It had initially been estimated that the extension and upgrade works would cost substantially less at around €200,000.

Finnerty retains his seat in Ballinasloe

Fine Gael councilor Michael Finnerty will once again take his seat at County Hall having been deemed elected in the sixth count for the Ballinasloe electoral area at the count centre at NUI Galway.

Ryan loses seat in fifth Ballinasloe count

The people have spoken and it’s a “wake up call for our Government” that will hopefully be heeded before the General Election, that is according to Fine Gael’s Kevin Ryan.

Who will win and lose at tomorrow’s polls?

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All of the declarations have been finalised for tomorrow’s ‘Galway County Council Local Summer Festival’ which will see 74 runners and riders go to post for what promises to be a day of high excitement for owners and trainers alike.

FF and Independents to catch up on FG in the county?

Fine Gael looks set to continue its current dominance of Galway County Council, but Fianna Fáil and Independents are set to have a solid election and may even narrow the gap with the governing party.

In their green and black jerseys...

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Victory in the 1961 County Juvenile Hurling final for the Father Tom Burke’s team from the Claddagh in the same colours their grandfathers wore in the great days of hurling in South Park recalled memories of the Moores, the Macs, the Currans, and the Carricks.

 

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